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Elizabeth Horton Sheff to speak at Cooperative Extension conference (Released: 2/24/97)

by Renu Sehgal, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- Elizabeth Horton Sheff, the mother of the lead plaintiff in the landmark Sheff v. O'Neill desegregation case, will give the keynote address at the New England Cooperative Extension System Consortium Conference in March.

The conference, "Making Links: Connecticut Communities," will be held from 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. March 12 and from 8:30 a.m. - noon March 13 at the Hastings Hotel and Conference Center in Hartford. Sheff will deliver her speech, "A Brand New Outfit"at 10:15 a.m. March 12.

Cooperative Extension System educators will share information on the diverse populations they serve. Panel presentations and exhibits will focus on a variety of issues, including working with people in shelters, developing local food systems, developing programs for urban youth in aquatic and environmental science, Integrated Pest Management perceptions, health issues and working with teen-age mothers. Among the workshops will be food and nutrition of inner city pre-schoolers by Rapahael Perez Escamilla, a professor of nutrition at the University of Connecticut.

Those wishing to attend must register by Feb. 27 at a cost of $40 per day, not including a banquet. Late registration by March 3 is $45. For more information, please call Cheryl Czuba at the Haddam center at (860) 345-4511, Fax: (860) 345-3357.